How could this happen and how does one pirate a book anyway? It starts by deciding not to present an official eBook version of the book, leaving those interested in such a format with no recourse but to do it themselves.
That goes straight into the heart of the whole e-book piracy debate! Do you think Rowling and her publishers could have saved themselves the trouble of dealing with pirates and illegal HP copies if they had not so vehemently spoken out against e-books?
Or, at least, would the aftermath of piracy have been less severe if official e-books had been offered?